National Maritime Center and regional Examination status update after government shutdown.

National Maritime Center and regional Examination status update after government shutdown.

National Maritime Center (NMC) and Regional Examination
Center (REC) Operating Status Update

• The NMC reopened January 28, 2019, and is implementing measures to address
increased levels of application inventory.
• Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) and Medical Certifications (National
Endorsements only) set to expire in December 2018, January 2019, or February 2019
remain valid until May 31, 2019. (See Update 3 – Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in
Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown.)
• Additional Information (AI) letters, Qualified Assessor (QA) letters, Designated Examiner
(DE) letters, Proctor Approval letters, Approval to Test (ATT) letters, and mariner
training completion certificates set to expire in December 2018, January 2019, or
February 2019 remain valid until April 30, 2019. (See Update 3 – Mitigation Efforts Due
to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown.)
• Mariners seeking to operate on STCW endorsements that expired on or after December 1,
2018, may request continued service STCW dispensations via e-mail at
STCWDispensations@uscg.mil. (For application details, see STCW Mitigation Efforts
Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown.)
• All RECs will be fully operational and open to the public by Wednesday, January 30,
2019.
• The scheduling system for REC examinations, application drop off, and other
credentialing business will be active beginning Thursday, January 31, 2019.
The NMC is working to minimize the negative impact to the maritime industry and will
publish additional information regarding furlough recovery operations as needed. For
updates, please monitor the NMC website. If you have questions, contact the NMC Customer
Service Center by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).
Sincerely,
/K. R. Martin/
Kirsten R. Martin
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Commanding Officer

/ Uncategorized

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